3 Days on Maligne Lake

A fascinating valley


September 2020

After seven days of smoked in mountains the wildfire smoke from Oregon and California cleared over Banff and Jasper and the surrounding areas. We made last minute decision to head out to Maligne Lake.

We set off planned to set off around 3 in the morning to try and catch sunrise at Spirit Island, but then decided it would be safer to leave around 530 in the morning at first light so we could see better. Although we didn't catch sunrise at the island we caught it over the mountains. It was something I certainly will remember for a long time. 

Its about a 3 hour paddle to Spirit Island

Pin Beatle 2018 vs 2020

Spirit Island 2018

Spirit Island 2020




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